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1 0 G R A P H I C S P R O • O C T O B E R 2 0 2 2 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M A pparel designer Laura Amidon fell into direct-to-garment (DTG) printing in 2006 when her embroiderer discovered that his newly purchased DTG printer was not plug-and-play and needed a lot of coddling. Amidon offered to help him operate the printer and quickly loved the new technol- ogy. She started using it to print some of her designs for her childrenswear business Young Mi, and within a year, her DTG print- ing business grew so quickly, she quit Young Mi after five years, taking her graphic design skills to her new business enterprise. "at business grew faster than the chil- dren's line, and I enjoy it. It's still fun for me," says Amidon, co-owner of Greentee Promos in Longmont, Colorado. "Every time I get really cool artwork, it's amazing to see how beautiful it turns out." Amidon's inventory of equipment includes an Epson F2100 DTG printer, a Freejet Plus DTG printer, an Epson 7720 for sublima- tion printing, a Graphtec vinyl cutter, two Geo Knight heat presses, and two Hotronix heat presses. A P P A R E L D E C O R A T I N G DTG AND DTF PUT GREENTEE ON A PATH TO SUCCESS B Y S H E L L E Y W I D H A L M Quickly Outgrows Home-Based Business GREENTEE PROMOS Laura Amidon, owner of Greentee Promos, has her print room in her house but plans to move her home-based business later this year to an industrial site. (All images courtesy Greentee Promos)

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